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Plans unveiled for the new Singapore International Commercial Court

Singapore is looking to create an innovative new dispute resolution system that will be of interest to many clients, especially (but not exclusively) those with business and commercial interests in south-east Asia.

In January 2013, Singapore’s chief justice Sundaresh Menon CJ suggested the creation of a Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) with the aim of promoting Singapore law, growing Singapore’s legal services sector and establishing Singapore as a leading venue for international commercial dispute resolution.

In May, a 19-member committee co-chaired by Singapore’s senior minister of state for law and education and a Singapore Court of Appeal judge was formed to examine the SICC’s viability…

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